programmable shunt

Medtronic StrataMR Shunt System

FDA Clears MRI-Compatible Shunt System by Medtronic

The Food and Drug Administration cleared Medtronic’s new StrataMR™ valve and shunt system for use in the United States.

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Two year old with hydrocephalus and chiari

Whose that Cutie Valentine?

Curious who that cute little Valentine on our Facebook page is this year? Meet Declan, 2 years old, congenital hydrocephalus.

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New Book on NPH Sights Considerable Savings with Proper Diagnosis

Dr. Daniele Rigamonte, director of the Department of Neurosurgery’s stereotactic radiosurgery at Johns Hopkins, shares his vast knowledge of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in a newly published book, “Adult Hydrocephalus.” In the book he sites a 2007 study he led that highlights the potential national cost savings to proper timely diagnosis of NPH by the medical community.

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50th Anniversary of the Recognition of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

March 10, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the recognition of NPH as a distinct medical condition, allowing countless people access to the treatment needed to return to active lifestyles after possibly years of living with misdiagnosed dementia. Join the Hydrocephalus Association as we commemorate this year.

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Looking Back…Moving Forward: A Sister’s Love

Roxana Ramos became a Hydrocephalus Association Support Group leader to connect her brother to others that have hydrocephalus, only to realize family members benefit, as well. As we continue our interview series commemorating our 30th anniversary, we sit down with Roxana to talk about her motivation behind her volunteer position and the value her service brings to the hydrocephalus community.

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Gravitational Valves Reduce the Incidence of overdrainage in Shunted iNPH Patients

A research study finds gravitational shunt valves significantly reduced the incidence of overdrainage in shunted idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) patients.

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Looking Back…Moving Forward: Celebrating 10 Years as a WALK Chair

As we continue our interview series in commemoration of the Hydrocephalus Association’s 30th anniversary, we sit down with Phyllis Rogers, who is in her 10th year chairing the Denver WALK, as she reflects on her drive to continue to chair the WALK and her hopes for the future of the Hydrocephalus Association.

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Codman Announces Voluntary Recall of CERTAS™ Programmable Valve

Codman announced yesterday that it has made a proactive decision to recall any CERTAS™ programmable valves still in stock at hospitals and medical facilities. According to Codman, this recall was not initiated as a result of reported problems with the shunt in patients.

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A New Lease on Life

I was diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) after over 15 years of experiencing a slow progression of seemingly inexplicable mental and physical decline. Thanks to the Hydrocephalus Association and my medical team, I was able to learn more about Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and pursue treatment.

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It’s CYBER MONDAY! Thinking About A Tablet As A Holiday Gift?

As the holidays are approaching and technology gadgets become the “gift to give”, there has been a concern about shunts and the use of tablets (iPads, Galaxy tablet…etc.) in the recent years. Can they change the shunt’s setting?

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